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"Spanky's Challenge" combines heritage and fitness for 332nd AEW Airmen

Members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing perform mountain climbers during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. During the challenge, members performed a variety of physical exercises. The amount of repetitions was based on heritage numbers associated with the original Tuskegee Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing perform mountain climbers during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. During the challenge, members performed a variety of physical exercises. The amount of repetitions was based on heritage numbers associated with the original Tuskegee Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Lt. Col. Paul Carlton, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing director of staff, performs karaoke’s during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Members worked together in three-man teams to complete all of the challenge. Carlton is deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Lt. Col. Paul Carlton, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing director of staff, performs karaoke’s during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Members worked together in three-man teams to complete all of the challenge. Carlton is deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Airman 1st Class Malik Royal, 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron member, demonstrates the proper form for flutter kicks during the "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. The challenge was held by 332nd EFSS in honor of Col. George "Spanky" Roberts, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who commanded the 332nd Fighter Group. Royal is deployed from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Airman 1st Class Malik Royal, 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron member, demonstrates the proper form for flutter kicks during the "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. The challenge was held by 332nd EFSS in honor of Col. George "Spanky" Roberts, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who commanded the 332nd Fighter Group. Royal is deployed from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Senior Airman Mariah Rodriguez, 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron member, counts mountain climbers repetitions performed during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Teams performed two sets of 332 mountain climbers.The number represented the 332nd Fighter Group, which Col. George "Spanky" Roberts commanded. Rodriguez is deployed from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Senior Airman Mariah Rodriguez, 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron member, counts mountain climbers repetitions performed during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Teams performed two sets of 332 mountain climbers.The number represented the 332nd Fighter Group, which Col. George "Spanky" Roberts commanded. Rodriguez is deployed from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Col. Brent Bigger, Lt. Col. Henry Pitts and Capt. Casey Creel, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group staff members, lunge for 150 meters during the "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Members performed a variety of physical exercises which tested each team’s strength and endurance. Teams wore head bands and arm bands to distinguish themselves from each other. Bigger is deployed from the Pentagon and is a native of Keizer, Ore. Pitts is deployed from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and is a native of Chesapeake, Va. Creel is deployed from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and is a native of Albuquerque, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Col. Brent Bigger, Lt. Col. Henry Pitts and Capt. Casey Creel, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group staff members, lunge for 150 meters during the "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Members performed a variety of physical exercises which tested each team’s strength and endurance. Teams wore head bands and arm bands to distinguish themselves from each other. Bigger is deployed from the Pentagon and is a native of Keizer, Ore. Pitts is deployed from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and is a native of Chesapeake, Va. Creel is deployed from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and is a native of Albuquerque, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Staff Sgt. Ioan Gaiton, 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, performs jumping jacks during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Gaiton and team members completed two sets of 477 jumping jacks during the competition. The number chosen represented the 477th Bombardment Group which has historical value to the Tuskegee Airmen. Gaiton is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. and is a native of Romania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Garcia/Released)

Staff Sgt. Ioan Gaiton, 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, performs jumping jacks during "Spanky's Challenge" at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 27, 2012. Gaiton and team members completed two sets of 477 jumping jacks during the competition. The number chosen represented the 477th Bombardment Group which has historical value to the Tuskegee Airmen. Gaiton is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. and is a native of Romania. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Garcia/Released)